Motor Vehicle ACCIDENTS

If you have been injured in an auto accident, our Los Angeles car accident lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you were involved in an auto accident, take the time to receive immediate medical treatment, especially if you sustained serious and critical injuries. The primary step you must take is to ensure your safety and that begins with medical assistance whether it is urgent care, hospital or via ambulance if you cannot get there yourself. A car accident can inflict injuries to any and all parts of your body. Head, neck and back injuries are certainly the most common, but car accidents also cause injuries to internal organs as well as arms and legs.

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What To Do Following A California Car Accident:

Every year, there are tens of thousands of motor vehicle accidents on Southern California highways, and a high percentage of those accidents result in personal injuries to those involved. The state is the largest by population in the United States, and it is practically a necessity to drive. In a place like Los Angeles you will encounter drivers everywhere you go. In order to prevent these horrific accidents from occurring, motorists have a legal responsibility to uphold the highest level of safety and caution when driving on the road. When a car accident does occur, you should know what to do and what information to gather to facilitate your attorneys' pursuit of your legal claim against the party that caused the car accident to occur.

What Are Some Common Causes Of Car Accidents?

There are a number of things that may lead one driver to come in contact with another while out on the road. Some of the uptick in accidents as of late has to do with distracted driving. For example, many drivers of vehicles on the road are texting on their phones, or brushing their hair or otherwise distracted and losing track of their primary responsibility to keep the car on the road in safe manner.

Other issues that could lead to an auto accident exist as well. There is always the ever present issue of drinking and driving. You can also point to the incidents of people speeding and being unable to break in a timely manner due to their unsafe driving speed which is a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 22350. Any one of these circumstances may warrant a Beverly Hills car accident attorney. We are a team of professional Los Angeles car accident attorneys who routinely help our clients deal with the results from these various circumstances and scenarios.

How Can Negligence Be Proven In Court?

Anyone who was injured as the result of a third-party driver's negligence on the road may be entitled to legal compensation for his damages and bodily injuries. This also includes and extends to the passengers of the injured vehicle, even in situations where the driver may not have been injured in the car accident but the passengers were. Proving negligence is what our team of aggressive litigation attorneys do day in and day out for our car accident client's cases. Facts and evidence are gathered to be demonstrable and proveable in front of the court and judge. Our law firm obtains the police report if there is one, speaks to witnesses, identifies the defendant's insurance and sometimes known coverages and assets in the process.

Negligence in the eyes of the law results when another driver had a duty to drive and operate their car in a safe manner but failed to do so due to inadequate care. Car accident injury lawyers can identify legal arguments, strenghts and visible weaknesses to your case when facts are gathered and your case is evaluated by our team of attorneys. This analysis enables us to prove negligence exists and that it specificlaly caused you harm, entitling you to legal monterary damages.

At-Fault State

California is an at-fault state. What that means from a legal prospective is that you must prove that the other driver was at fault before you can pursue a claim on your insurance. The at-fault percentage that is attributed to you is how much of a reduction in the claim amount you will receive. Put simply, if the insurance company finds that you were twenty-five percent at fault for the accident, then they will reduce your insurance payout by twenty-five percent. It is up to you to show that the other driver was really the one that they should be pursuing. In this scenario, the insurance company is essentially saying both parties are at fault and therefore liable to a certain degree or extent- requiring apportionment of the damages.

Various Injuries Can Result In Car Accident Payouts

There is not just one type of injury that can be covered as a result of a car accident. The fact of the matter is that car injuries of all kinds, from traumatic brain injuries to minor scrapes and cuts, can result in such situations and justify compensation from the defendant's insurance company. Many people speak to their attorneys about the nature of the injuries and present them with official medical records as well so that the attorneys may make a decision about what kind of charges they wish to pursue. Make sure to show your attorney every bit of medical evidence that you have at your disposal if you would like them to work with you to figure out the best arguments for your case.

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Click here to learn about our clients' success stories and settlements we were able to recover on their behalf. If you have been involved in a car accident in Southern California, it is important to hire an experienced and skilled personal injury law firm to protect you and help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve. At Akiva Niamehr, our car accident attorneys conduct a full investigation into the accident and work with insurance representatives to obtain high settlements for our clients.

If you are in need of a car accident attorney, contact us today for your free consultation at (800) 261-7001 or contact us online.

Common Types Of Car Accident Injuries

The following are some of the most common car accident injuries:

  • Neck Injuries

    Whiplash, one of the most common types of car accident injuries, accounts for more than one million car accident neck injuries each year. A significant percentage of such injuries lead to long term disability. The neck is more vulnerable to injury when a person’s head is turned to the left or right, or if the head rest does not cover the whole back side of the head.

    Car accidents typically result in soft-tissue injuries or more severe injuries to the neck and spine. For instance, you may sustain injury to your joints, nerves, disc, muscles and many ligaments throughout your neck. When the accident occurs suddenly with a high impact, the injuries can be worsened, especially where the victim’s neck is tight or turned sideways. A neck injury causes neck pain and limitation of neck and head movement, affecting rotation and peripheral vision.

  • Back Injuries

    Crashes can also strain your back. Back injuries result in serious and sometimes debilitating pain in the larger muscles of the back.

    The discs in your back, referred to as intervertebral discs, can also become injured in the event of a car accident. Disks in the neck and spine may bulge, slip or rupture. A disc may become herniated and require surgery. An injury of this type may not be diagnosed until months after a car accident and require longer periods of rehabilitation, recovery time, and larger medical bills.

    Crash victims can also suffer catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries. Many of our clients have suffered spinal cord injuries as a result of their car or auto accident. Such injuries are serious and require immediate medical attention because potential irreversible nerve damage can result. When nerves are damaged, there can be loss of sensation and feeling in that body part. This also includes lower functioning and loss of control over your reflexes. Additional side effects and consequences include secondary medical problems like pressure sores, pneumonia, and pulmonary embolism.

  • Wrists and Ankles Injuries

    Damage to the wrists and ankles may occur as a result of an automobile accident as well. Unfortunately, the bones and joints are not immune to pressure and immense force and will sustain injury when there is a high impact. Bones can be broken and the pain that results can be intense and devastating. A high impact accident can be identified when the car is a total loss, there is an abrasion with the seatbelt, or there is intense contact between the victim and the steering wheel and airbags are deployed. Air bags save lives, but can also cause injuries to the face, hands, wrists and arms. Typical injuries include abrasions, fractures and sprains.

  • Internal Injuries

    Victims of car accidents may suffer serious internal injuries to their organs such as the liver, kidneys, lungs, intestines. Fractured ribs, punctured lungs, lacerated livers and kidneys, and torn spleens frequently occur, requiring extensive hospitalization.

    Although seatbelts save lives, they can also inflict serious injuries during the course of an accident. During an auto accident, a seat belt can apply force through the abdomen to the soft tissues of the abdomen and the spinal column behind. These body parts are not strong enough to withstand such forces, and the belt itself may cause serious or fatal injury.

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